Hi, I'm Fr. Bob Deehan, the Pastor at Holy Family Catholic church in Duxbury and I'd like to welcome you to our parish. This website is designed to help you learn what we are all about, that is, to help deepen people's relationship with Jesus and his Church through our sacramental and spiritual life, faith formation and service opportunities, and the ways we gather as a community to support and uplift each other. We are the local community of disciples tending to the mission of Jesus in this corner of the vineyard.

Pastor's Corner

Stop Taxpayer Funding of Abortion in Massachusetts

09-15-2019Rev. Robert J. Deehan, V.F.

A parishioner recently shared a disheartening story with me regarding an encounter her daughter had with a pro-abortion proponent. It highlights what young people can face these days on college campuses from some strident activists. While this parishioner's married daughter was working on a pro-life display, she left her one-year old son with her single sister. As she was holding the baby boy in her arms on the campus eating her lunch, a woman came up to her and handed her a card advertising an abortion clinic with her telephone number on it. She told the young woman to contact her the next time she gets pregnant so that "this (the child) does not happen again." Saint Mother Teresa addressed such callousness when she said, "The so-called right to abortion has portrayed the greatest gifts – a child – as a competitor, an intrusion and an inconvenience." And this attitude is being fostered by a "throw-away" culture.


Upcoming Events

Help Wanted: Altar Servers

Holy Family is looking for children in the 4th grade and up who are interested in ministering to our parish as Altar Servers. The commitment is small; one or two weekend masses a month, flexible according to your child’s availability. Training is offered by appointment.


Help with Parish Pictoral Directory

Our parish is preparing to celebrate its 75th Anniversary! As part of this special milestone anniversary, we will be having a pictorial directory of parishioners. If you would like to help us with this project, contact Glenn and Sandy Dobecki at gandsd@gmail.com.

Stephen Ministers Needed

The parish is now looking for more people to join our 20+ Stephen Minister & Leader team to train to bring the love, understanding and compassion of Jesus to individuals who are hurting. Training will be on Wednesday evenings beginning Oct 2.


Beach Mass

Sep 15, 2019: 4:00pm

at Bayside of Duxbury Beach

Volunteers are needed to serve the Mass as Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, & Music Ministers.


Holy Family Parish Blog

Each week a member of the parish staff will be sharing a reflection with the community as we walk our faith journeys together. We hope that through sharing ourselves, our thoughts, our prayers and our feelings with you that we might grow together in the love of Jesus and His Church. Thanks for reading and we hope you join us each week. New reflections will be posted every Thursday.